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PBS
Sep 28, 2010 3:00pm PDT
now with the pew center's alan cooperman, who did the survey. thanks for being here. >> great to be here. >> woodruff: let's start with what people do know. tell us what some of the answers were that most people got right. >> well, the bible and the constitution, judy, americans, about two thirds of the americans know that the constitution says that the government shall neither establish a religion nor interfere with the free exercise of religion. two-thirds or more americans seem to have passing at least familiarity with major bible stories. as you said most know that moses is the biblical figure associated with the exodus from egypt. about 70% know that jesus was born in bethlehem according to the bible and not jerusalem or nazareth. about 60% correctly associate abraham with willingness to sacrifice his son for god in the bible story. >> woodruff: now let's talk about some things that people didn't tend to know. i think we have a graphic here. some of the questions that you indicate about half people knew the answers to. >> yeah. well, to begin with, the ten commandments. we aske
WETA
Sep 28, 2010 7:00pm EDT
: judy woodruff talks to alan cooperman of the pew forum on religion in public life about what americans know and don't know about religion. >> brown: special correspondent john tulenko reports on a college program that's raised graduation rates for minority students. >> some of these kids have lives that are so complicated that they need a lot more. that's what we do. >> ifill: and margaret warner speaks to two analysts about north korea's latest succession drama. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: on the surface, today's housing news looked pretty good. it came from a closely watched report on property values known as the case-shiller index. the survey found home prices rose in july for the fourth straight month. in all, a dozen cities out of 20 reported gains, while seven were down. one was unchanged. but that was partly because home sales were boosted by a
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